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Leadership Application Projects: Health Leadership Fellows Program PDF file [download] [more info]

Leadership Application Projects A number of leadership programs apply principles of adult learning which emphasize the importance of experiential learning to the design of their programs. To do this they incorporate some kind of Action Project or Learning Project where participants have an opportunity to apply what they have learned to a leadership task or project. Some people wonder whether this practice that is designed to benefit participants also benefits the communities where these projects are implemented. The Leadership Learning Community (LLC), in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership, evaluated the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York’s Health Leadership Fellows Program and conducted site visits to better understand the immediate and anticipated results of the program’s leadership projects. We produced the following two vignettes to depict the learning that occurred and benefit to the communities they serve.

Authors: Deborah Meehan, Tracy Patterson

Subjects: leadership, Health Leadership Fellows Program, Health Foundation for Western and Central New York

07/29/2016 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by LLC Staff

Leadership Development Investment Framework External website [view] [more info]

The Leadership Development Investment Framework is a tool developed to assist funders, program staff, and evaluators clarify the purposes of leadership development and capacity-building supports. In 2008, we partnered with United Way Toronto to adapt the original Leadership Development Investment Framework that was produced by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations in 2005. The tool was useful in assisting the United Way and other leadership funders in Canada to become more intentional about where they are currently investing resources, where there are gaps in investment, and how they might work together to maximize the impact of their resources. Grady McGonagill adapted the framework further by adding the dimension of teams and team building capacity as part of a study for the Bertelsmann Foundation. Claire Reinelt and LLC Board Member and Leadership Consultant Grady McGonagill have continued to refine the framework and explore ways that funders can use this tool to better align their leadership investments internally and externally with others. At a recent Funders' Circle meeting designed for funders to learn more about each other's work and find synergies across strategies, issues and geographic areas, the attached summary of the framework was shared. This summary describes changes that occur at five levels: individual, team, organizational, community, and field. Since most foundations seek to develop a range of leadership capacities across multiple levels, choosing the right approaches and combining the right strategies is a process of experimentation and learning. To make the framework more useful, we have added examples of different programs and how they invest in leadership development. This framework provides a comprehensive view of 25 potential leadership development opportunities organized in a 5 x 5 matrix. The matrix enables stakeholders to identify patterns in their current investment strategies; engage in deeper dialogue about the purposes for investing in leadership; and become more intentional about the directions in which they want to invest moving forward. Through sharing strategies and lessons learned among funders, successful approaches can be adapted and tried in different contexts. Please refer to the document for additional information on the framework.

Authors: Claire Reinelt, Grady McGonagill

Subjects: leadership, evaluation

08/08/2014 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments - Posted by Miriam Persley

Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World External website [view] [more info]

As part of the Leadership for a New Era (LNE) initiative, the Leadership Learning Community has partnered with thought leaders in the network development and leadership development fields to develop the cutting edge report Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World. This publication is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. This report is written for those who run and fund leadership programs that develop and support leadership for social change. It shares many examples of how leaders using network strategies are increasing the impact of social change work, such as the Barr Fellowship Network and MomsRising.org. Our goal is to inspire and help hundreds of leadership programs to question their assumptions about the traditional leadership models and retool their approaches in ways that will enable them to better prepare those in leadership with the mindset and skills they will need to more fully leverage network strategies. Specifically, the report addresses the following questions: Why do network strategies deserve our attention? Why do we need a new leadership mindset? What are the core principles of leading with a network mindset? What leadership development strategies support a network mindset and skills?

Authors: The primary authors of this publication are Deborah Meehan and Claire Reinelt from the Leadership Learning Community. The report was developed in partnership with co-authors Beth Tener, Principal at Working Wisely Group; Patti Anklam, PhD, New Directions Collaborative; Diana Scearce, Networking Action, Network Weaver; Nance Goldstein, Net Work; and Natalia Castañeda Chaux, McGonagill Consulting, Leadership Learning Community. Steve Waddell, Interaction Institute for Social Change; June Holley, Groupaya; Gibrán Rivera, David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Eugene Eric Kim, CPC, and Grady McGonagill, also contributed to this report.

Subjects: networks, leadership

08/08/2014 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments - Posted by Miriam Persley

Leadership & Collective Impact Report External website [view] [more info]

It is time to ask ourselves if the countless dollars and tremendous effort on the part of dedicated nonprofit leaders are getting us where we need to be. Many would agree that we are falling short of the mark and are not seeing the progress that is sorely needed on any number of serious, complex social problems. In their seminal article, “Collective Impact,” John Kania and Mark Kramer suggest that no single individual or organization can tackle persistent social issues such as the early childhood health outcomes, lowering global carbon emissions or pervasive poverty alone. We need a new way of working together and a new kind of leadership to transcend hierarchical belief systems to bring about a change in how we treat each other as well as our greater global communities and ecosystem.

Authors: Leadership Learning Community

Subjects: new era, leadership, collective

08/08/2014 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments - Posted by Miriam Persley

Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World PDF file [download] [more info]

As part of the Leadership for a New Era (LNE) initiative, the Leadership Learning Community has partnered with thought leaders in the network development and leadership development fields to develop the cutting edge report Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World. This publication is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. This report is written for those who run and fund leadership programs that develop and support leadership for social change. It shares many examples of how leaders using network strategies are increasing the impact of social change work, such as the Barr Fellowship Network and MomsRising.org. Our goal is to inspire and help hundreds of leadership programs to question their assumptions about the traditional leadership models and retool their approaches in ways that will enable them to better prepare those in leadership with the mindset and skills they will need to more fully leverage network strategies. Specifically, the report addresses the following questions: Why do network strategies deserve our attention? Why do we need a new leadership mindset? What are the core principles of leading with a network mindset? What leadership development strategies support a network mindset and skills?

Authors: The primary authors of this publication are Deborah Meehan and Claire Reinelt from the Leadership Learning Community. The report was developed in partnership with co-authors Beth Tener, New Directions Collaborative; Diana Scearce, David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Eugene Eric Kim, Groupaya; Gibrán Rivera, Interaction Institute for Social Change; June Holley, Network Weaver; Nance Goldstein, PhD, CPC, Principal at Working Wisely Group; Patti Anklam, Net Work; and Natalia Castañeda Chaux, Leadership Learning Community. Steve Waddell, Networking Action, and Grady McGonagill, McGonagill Consulting, also contributed to this report.

Subjects: leadership, networks

11/07/2012 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by admin

Leadership Development in the Social Sector: A Framework for Supporting Strategic Investments PDF file [download] [more info]

Current economic conditions have increased pressure on foundations to optimize their investments. This article offers a tool for doing this in an area of high leverage: leadership development. It offers a framework for assessing a foundation’s current approach in this area that reflects the rising significance of collective leadership. This article is based on an in-depth review of leadership development practices carried out by one of the authors in three sectors – government, business, and social – as well as in the emerging multistakeholder sector. It reflects as well another of the authors’ experiences evaluating leadership development programs and initiatives that have vastly different purposes, and co-creating with funders and evaluators a framework for assessing leadership investments that can guide program and evaluation design.

Authors: Grady McGonagill, Claire Reinelt

Subjects: leadership, investment framework

06/01/2011 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Natalia Castaneda

Leadership Development Investment Framework PDF file [download] [more info]

The Leadership Development Investment Framework is a tool developed to assist funders, program staff, and evaluators clarify the purposes of leadership development and capacity-building supports. In 2008, we partnered with United Way Toronto to adapt the original Leadership Development Investment Framework that was produced by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations in 2005. The tool was useful in assisting the United Way and other leadership funders in Canada to become more intentional about where they are currently investing resources, where there are gaps in investment, and how they might work together to maximize the impact of their resources. Grady McGonagill adapted the framework further by adding the dimension of teams and team building capacity as part of a study for the Bertelsmann Foundation. Claire Reinelt and LLC Board Member and Leadership Consultant Grady McGonagill have continued to refine the framework and explore ways that funders can use this tool to better align their leadership investments internally and externally with others. At a recent Funders' Circle meeting designed for funders to learn more about each other's work and find synergies across strategies, issues and geographic areas, the attached summary of the framework was shared. This summary describes changes that occur at five levels: individual, team, organizational, community, and field. Since most foundations seek to develop a range of leadership capacities across multiple levels, choosing the right approaches and combining the right strategies is a process of experimentation and learning. To make the framework more useful, we have added examples of different programs and how they invest in leadership development. This framework provides a comprehensive view of 25 potential leadership development opportunities organized in a 5 x 5 matrix. The matrix enables stakeholders to identify patterns in their current investment strategies; engage in deeper dialogue about the purposes for investing in leadership; and become more intentional about the directions in which they want to invest moving forward. Through sharing strategies and lessons learned among funders, successful approaches can be adapted and tried in different contexts. Please refer to the document for additional information on the framework.

Authors: Claire Reinelt, Grady McGonagill

Subjects: leadership, evaluation

11/23/2009 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Natalia Castaneda

The Role of Leadership in Place Based Strategies PDF file [download] [more info]

A number of foundations have dedicated significant resources to place based initiatives that seek to support partnerships that link organizations and residents of targeted communities in aligning their work, learning together, and implementing creative strategies to improve their communities. Leadership is a critical element in these initiatives. The California Endowment has a strong interest in place based work to increase the health of Californians and commissioned the Leadership Learning Community to learn from leadership strategies in place based initiatives.

Authors: Natalia Castaneda, Deborah Meehan, Anis Salvesen

Subjects: place based, leadership

01/07/2011 - 16:36 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Natalia Castaneda

Structural Racism and Leadership External website [view] [more info]

The election of our first African American president has sparked debate over how far we have come as a nation on issues of race. Some suggest that we are in a post-racial society, but this assumption has not been supported by recent census statistics. While one in seven people in the U.S. are now living in poverty, statistics show that African Americans and Latinos have fared worse during the recession.

Authors: Deborah Meehan

Subjects: structural racism, leadership, Leadership for a New Era

12/01/2010 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments - Posted by Natalia Castaneda

Learning-Circle Partnerships and the Evaluation of a Boundary-Crossing Leadership Initiative in Health PDF file [download] [more info]

This article describes an initiative developed by The California Endowment (TCE) to explore how best to support leadership capacity development in low-income communities and communities of color to create health. TCE’s investment strategies were developed in response to growing disparities in health outcomes and a recognition that there would be little improvement in those disparities without effective, engaged, and connected leadership among underrepresented populations. With the changing demographics in California, TCE is committed to amplifying and aligning the voices of immigrant, youth, and ethnic communities so that they can more effectively influence the systems that affect the health quality of low-income communities and communities of color.

Authors: Claire Reinelt, Dianne Yamashiro-Omi, Deborah Meehan

Subjects: leadership, health

10/04/2010 - 09:21 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted